KINK Vinegar Bottle
The KINK vinegar bottle is made using traditional glass blowing techniques. Working together as a synchronised team, glassblowers gather molten glass from the furnace on the end of a steel blow-pipe. The form is blown to the desired size using calipers to measure the length and width. The bottle is then transferred or ‘puntied’ to another steel rod to enable the lip of the bottle to be finished. Finally, the neck of the bottle is gently heated with a torch while constantly rotating – the kink is formed by gravity when the rotation stops. The design and production process ensures that each piece is unique. The simple kink in the neck emphasises the function of the bottle as well as the material qualities of hand-blown glass – it also adds a sense of delight to the ergonomics of pouring.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Deb Jones was born in NSW and graduated from the Canberra School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1992. She then moved to Adelaide where she completed the two-year Associate training program in the JamFactory Glass Studio. In 2005 she co-founded Blue Pony Studios and in 2007, opened a new studio, Gate 8, with fellow glass artist Jessica Loughlin.
A significant glass artist, Jones has completed many public and private commissions and her works are held in public collections including Art Bank, The National Gallery of Victoria, The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Australian National Parliamentary Library in Canberra.
Jones’ work as an artist and designer responds to the beauty of the glass she uses, employing a minimalist sensibility and strong belief in the mentality of ‘less is more’. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, making and designing just about anything.
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Handmade in Australia.